Social Services

  • Local agencies

    Multnomah County Department of Human Services

    • Aging and Disability Helpline: 503-988-3646
    • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224)
    • Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-800-988-4888

    The Multnomah County Department of County Human Services provides services for:

    • Families in poverty
    • Homeless youth and families
    • Survivors of domestic violence
    • Seniors
    • Adults with disabilities
    • Veterans
    • People recovering from mental illness and addiction
    • People with developmental disabilities
    • School-based services for children and families 

    State of Oregon Department of Human Services

    Gresham DHS office
    912 NE Kelly Ave.
    503-491-1979

    The State of Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon's agency for:

    • Providing food benefits
    • Medical coverage
    • Assistance for people living with physical disabilities
    • Adoption services
    • Child protective services
    • Domestic violence services

    Gresham-area organizations

    Additional resources

    • Child Abuse Information
    • Domestic Violence Information
    • Food Basket Delivery
    • Sexual Violence Information
    Child Abuse Information

    Child abuse hotline: 503-731-3100

    Portland Men’s Resource Center: Offers counseling for men individually, with their partner or family, and in groups. Common issues addressed include relationship problems, depression, life transitions, lack of focus or direction, recovery from childhood abuse and anger, and domestic abuse.

    Raphael House of Portland Crisis Line: Raphael House has been offering shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence since 1977.

    Native American Family Healing Circle: Supports families impacted by domestic and sexual violence by providing advocacy, referrals, and support groups. We work with local programs to facilitate safety planning and placement, provide transportation and emergency hotel vouchers, and assure the practice of culturally relative services. We also provide assistance with filling out and filing Temporary Restraining Orders and Child Custody Orders, as well as with housing and benefit issues.

    Salvation Army West Women’s and Children’s Shelter: The mission of The Salvation Army West Women’s and Children’s Shelter is to intervene in the lives of homeless and abused women and children, providing opportunities for self-sufficiency through shelter and support services.

    South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resource Alliance: Provides free and confidential culturally sensitive services to South Asian women and children victims of domestic violence in the greater Portland area.

    Domestic Violence Information
    • Call to Safety: Offers 24-hour resources and support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-235-5333 
    • Bradley-Angle House: Bradley-Angle House provides emergency shelter and options for healing to women and children escaping domestic violence. The 24-hour crisis line is a resource for everyone and all services at Bradley-Angle House are confidential.
    • Domestic Violence Resource Center (Hillsboro): Strives to eliminate domestic violence in all its forms and empower communities to become safer by delivering effective services, raising public awareness, and providing expertise.
    • The Gateway Center: Strives to prevent and reduce the impact of intimate partner violence and its subsequent trauma by providing comprehensive, survivor-centered advocacy and services within a welcoming and culturally sensitive environment.             
    • Men’s Resource Center: Offers counseling for men individually, with their partner or family, and in groups. Common issues addressed include relationship problems, depression, life transitions, lack of focus or direction, recovery from childhood abuse and anger, and domestic abuse.
    • Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordinator's Office: Provides the community with a resource for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence. As a community resource, the Coordinator provides information, consultation, and technical assistance to community groups who want to address this important issue. 
    • Raphael House of Portland Crisis Line: Offering shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence since 1977. Women and children access shelter, food, clothing, transportation, support groups, and individual support at our Hedco Emergency Shelter. In-House crisis line: 503-222-6222.
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information, and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish, with access to more than 140 languages through interpreter services.
    • Native American Family Healing Circle: Supports families impacted by domestic and sexual violence by providing advocacy, referrals, and support groups. We work with local programs to facilitate safety planning and placement, provide transportation and emergency hotel vouchers, and assure the practice of culturally relative services. We also provide assistance with filling out and filing Temporary Restraining Orders and Child Custody Orders, as well as with housing and benefit issues.
    • Salvation Army West Women’s and Children’s Shelter: The mission of The Salvation Army West Women’s and Children’s Shelter is to intervene in the lives of homeless and abused women and children, providing opportunities for self-sufficiency through shelter and support services.
    • South Asian Women’s Empowerment and Resource Alliance: Provides free and confidential, culturally sensitive services to South Asian women and children victims of domestic violence in the greater Portland area.
    Food Basket Delivery

    Call 503-618-2700 to request a Gresham Police food basket.  

    Food basket delivery is available to all citizens in the Gresham Police service area.

    Eligibility for services

    To receive services, one of the following must apply:

    • You must have someone 18 years old or younger dependent on you.
    • You must receive social security/disability income.
    • You must receive a veteran's/widowed veteran's pension.
    • You must be over the age of 70.

    Please speak slowly and clearly when providing the required information: your full name, address, telephone number and the number of family members in your household.

    Sexual Violence Information
    • Men’s Resource Center: Offers counseling for men individually, with their partner or family, and in groups. Common issues addressed include relationship problems, depression, life transitions, lack of focus or direction, recovery from childhood abuse and anger and domestic abuse.
    • Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24/7. The hotline helps 140,000 sexual assault victims a year and has helped more than one million callers since its inception in 1994.
    • Raphael House: Offering shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence since 1977. Each year, more than 300 women and children access shelter, food, clothing, transportation, support groups, and individual support at our Hedco Emergency Shelter. In-House crisis line: 503-222-6222.
    • Women’s Counseling Services: Provides counseling services to women addressing issues such at depression, anxiety, anger management, recovery from childhood abuse, recovery from domestic abuse and difficult life transitions.
    • Women's Strength: A program of the Portland Police Bureau. Since 1979, we have provided free self-defense classes and personal safety workshops to people around the Portland area.  We have taught self-defense skills to approximately 20,000 women and teenage girls, and personal safety workshops to over 62,000 women and men.
  • 211 Info

    211 can help connect individuals and families with services that help many different types of situations, including energy assistance, food programs, housing and shelter, health care, substance abuse counseling, elderly care, parental support, child care, disability support and more.

    For more information, dial 211 or visit 211info.org.